Monday, August 31, 2015

no title...

OZYMANDIAS - Percy.B.Shlley

 I met a traveller from an antique land
 Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
 Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand.
 Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown

 And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
 Tell that is sculptor well those passions read
 Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
 The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.

 And on the pedestal these words appear:
 "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
 Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"

 Nothing besides remains: round the decay
 Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
 The lone and level sands stretch far away.

we will miss you, but catch you later, Pizz.
R.I.P. The Pizz 


you always make it somehow...

adding final touches to the heads modification for the spike.


 mission accomplished!


quickly he went to pick this Yamaha IT175. so you get a reward? i asked.


and he said, "what? i find it for you, as a replacement for the Suzuki RL!" yeah, right. it was obvious that was too big for me. oh, well.

「え、何言ってるのですか?パン屋さんが持って行っちゃったスズキRLの代わりに探してあげたんですよ!」えーと・・・うーんと・・・ どう考えても筆者には大き過ぎるんです。見え見えなんです。

"oh, then you can ride the XL100! it's perfect for you! and Niimie can ride this new Yamaha." hehehe it's OK, you can ride it, too, shinya! i know you wanted it. anyway, we found the forgotten XL100 in the deep back of the storage area at #12 yesterday. it really is a perfect size for me.

「あ、大きいかー。だったら昨日引っ張り出してきた12番の奥底に眠っていたXL100はどうですか?丁度いい大きさですよ。で、このITはN美氏用にすればいいですね!」あくまでも、ご自分のために手に入れたんじゃないという演出。しかし、この嬉しそうな木村氏を見れば一目瞭然です。フフフ ツインプラグ加工がんばったんだからいいじゃないですか、ご褒美。

look at the size difference...


Sunday, August 30, 2015

we love you, bridgeport...

after cleaning up the #12, shinya is ready to finish up the head machining for a twin plug modification for the spike. the other half of the heads.


for the second one, he can do it more efficiently.


almost there!


the treasure hoards...

 to avoid this crazy heat wave, we went for a quick ride early in the morning. felt so refreshed!


came back from the ride and shinya started to neatly arrange our singles.


expressionless shinya...or did he reach a spiritual state of nothingness?


 and then started to spruce up the storage area at #12. here shinya and niimie are storing their motorcycles. (and some are our friends')


 one after another...


 enough to start a used motorcycle dealership :D


 the lord appears!


 it's Niimie's Guzzi.


hondas and yamahas. now our #12 storage area got pretty neat.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

welcome the coming, speed the parting scoot...

head machining for a twin plug modification for spike continues. the air is sticky from the morning.


came back from our break and we saw our French friend who works around the corner waiting for us. we thought he was off today and he lives in a different town (he commute by his motorcycle) but he came to see us with his pick up truck. why? because he saw this Suzuki RL250 yesterday at our workshop and said he couldn't get it out of his mind. let me just try, he said :)


 he loves it! and sure he looks great on it :)


really? he was very persistent in his persuasion and shinya gave in! by the way, shinya told me he found this RL250 for me to ride on the trail. i haven't had a chance to try on the trail yet...


 our French friend said "you guys have like 50 bikes, i only have one. let me have another one. oh, wait, i have three bikes but still!" i guess it went to the right home after all. 


bye my suzuki. it was a really short period of time but i liked you! shinya will find another one for me soon :)


 back to head machining. in sweltering heat.


one down! we were planning to come out to the Perris speedway for the Hell on Wheels flat track race tonight if shinya could finish the modification on both heads. oh, well.

ひとつ出来あがり!もしもヘッド両方の加工が終わったらぺリスのスピードウェイでやってるHell on Wheelsのフラット・トラック・レースに行く予定だったんだけど・・・ま、いっか!

one more to go! 


Friday, August 28, 2015

what do you do on a hot summer night...

we only have a couple weeks or so til the next El Mirage. shinya finally managed to make some time after midnight to do head machining for a twin plug modification for spike.


shinya with uncharacteristic seriousness:) continued until dawn.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

it's lighting-up time...

 the knuckle wiring.


shinya moving at a crisp pace... took heartily time on this project but finally we see the end.